Shivani Shukla ∙ Aug 5 2022, 5:00 PM

ENG-W vs IND-W: Preview, Spotlight, Fantasy Tips, Dream 11

The Women's T20 Competition in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 has reached its business end with the four best units – Australia, England, India and New Zealand making the semi-final round of the marquee tournament.


While indomitable Australia and India finished in the top two of the Group A points table, England and the White Ferns claimed first and second spots respectively in the Group B points rankings.

The Natalie Sciver-led side, with an aim of extending their winning streak, will take on team India in the first semi-final of the Women's T20 Competition.

England have been one of the most dominant outfits throughout the league stage, winning all three games with ridiculous ease.

Equipped with a lethal bowling attack and boasting a quality batting lineup, the host nation will start as favourites against the Women in Blue.

The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team India, on the other hand, suffered an early hiccup against Australia in the first match, but they made a resounding comeback in the tournament to win their last two fixtures against the arch-rivals Pakistan and Barbados Women.

Heading into the all-important clash on Saturday, they will be looking to seal a spot in the finals with a victory over confident England.

Spotlight: Renuka Singh


Renuka Singh Thakur will play an important role for India

The 26-year-old right-arm medium pacer Renuka Singh has been the talk of the town. On the back of some exceptional performances from the Shimla pacer, India have managed to win a couple of matches in the ongoing showpiece event.

She is currently the leading wicket-taker in the CWG 2022 with nine wickets to her name from three matches. In the recent match against Barbados Women, Renuka finished the game with sensational figures of 4/10 and it was her second four-wicket haul in the Commonwealth Games. 

Earlier, in the opening match against mighty Australians, she registered figures of 4/18. Heading into the semi-final, the fiery medium pacer will look to continue her imperious run of form and buy a CWG finals ticket for her team.

Key Performers

Shafali Verma, the opening batter from team India has hammered 107 runs in three matches at a strike rate of 157.35 and an average of 35.67.

Alice Capsey outshined in the number three spot for England Women in Heather Knight's absence. She currently leads the batting chart for the Three Lionesses with 117 runs in three matches.

Match Details 

  • Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Date & Time: August 6 at 3:30 PM IST
  • Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & Sony LIV App

Pitch Report

The track at Edgbaston is expected to assist the batters on Saturday. The seamers will enjoy bowling here, especially with the swing available in the early hours of the game.

As the match progresses, the spinners will come into play. Anything around 150-160 could be considered par with both captains willing to bowl first after winning the toss.

CREX 11 Suggestion

  • Wicket-Keeper: Amy Jones
  • Batters: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Alice Capsey
  • All-Rounders: Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Katherine Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur,
  • Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone, Renuka Singh, Sarah Glenn
  • Captain: Alice Capsey
  • Vice-Captain: Renuka Singh